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ivy question

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:16

But Joe said it was a fence!

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:12

It's Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius. It's a relative of the wild plant called Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon.

ivy question

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:53

It will grow quickly enough. This is a bit of a thug of an ivy, with thick, tough stems. I have variegated versions and both are huge and very quickly outgrew their allotted space. One has gone up a cherry tree and will probably bring it down with the weight before too long. On the fence, it grows up and out across the grass as well, and the stems are so tough they sometimes stop the lawnmower. Can you tell I wish it hadn't been planted? (It was there when I moved in 19 years ago).

Identification please

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 11:26

I'm no expert, but I thought that weed-suppressant membranes were brown or black to exclude light. That looks like a thick fleece-type fabric which would let at least some light through. I would ask the contractor for some more details about the fabric, he must know the manufacturer. He probably did remove the weeds but they will always come back in gravel, I'm afraid, it's an excellent seed medium.

another ID please

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:43

Could it be Lonicera henryi or one of its cultivars? Not one I know personally.

five plants id friend or foes?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:46

That top one is looking like an anemone of some kind now. Still think the other one is a foxglove, time will tell!


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 13:03

Those blower/vacuum things do shred dry leaves pretty well, but I think you mean fresh green ones?

five plants id friend or foes?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:57

No 1 isn't woodruff, the leaves are the wrong shape. How big is it? Perhaps you could pull off a leaf, measure it and photograph it separately. It reminds me of some Corydalis..

No 4 is a foxglove, the leaves are variable.

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:17

It's not possible to tell from the photo what species of bluebell that is - post again when the flowers are open, including a closeup of the flower spike. Also note the colour of the stamens. The leaves are not very broad so there's a good chance that they are in fact Hyacinthoides non-scripta, English bluebell. Spanish bluebells are fine in gardens anyway, unless you are going to dump them in the countryside or you live right next door to a bluebell wood.

Plant ID Please Unknown Aquilegia.

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:28

I get a lot like that, they have self-seeded all over the place. I pull out the small-flowered, muddy-coloured ones and keep growing fresh ones from bought seed.

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